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Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Trail Boss

 
 
The Trail Boss Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 10, 2011
1. The Trail Boss Marker
Inscription.  This statue pays tribute to those courageous men who came up the Texas Trail and recognizes the role of the trail drives played in establishing the beef industry in the northern plains.

Boot Hill, Ogallala’s Pioneer Cemetery, established in the 1870s, was restored by the Ogallala Jaycees in 1963 in cooperation with the Keith County Historical Society.

Although the bodies were removed to the “new” Ogallala cemetery in the early 1900s, three coffins and bodies were discovered during excavation work in 1978. The bodies were later reburied at the Ogallala Cemetery.

Sculpture by Robert Summers Dedicated May 21, 2007 By Keith County Visitors Committee
 
Erected 2007 by Keith County Visitors Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1879.
 
Location. 41° 7.959′ N, 101° 43.549′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker can be reached from Parkhill Drive near West 10th Street. This marker is located next to the statue in Boot Hill

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Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 Parkhill Drive, Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boot Hill Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); Boot Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboy Capital (approx. ¼ mile away); Keith County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); KOGA AM & FM (approx. half a mile away); End of the Texas Trail (approx. half a mile away); Standard Oil Gas Station (approx. half a mile away); The Mormon Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogallala.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Summers biography. (Submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
The Trail Boss Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 10, 2011
2. The Trail Boss Marker
The Trail Boss Statue in Boot Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 10, 2011
3. The Trail Boss Statue in Boot Hill
The Trail Boss Statue in Boot Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 10, 2011
4. The Trail Boss Statue in Boot Hill
The city of Ogallala is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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